"Gall"-y, it's s bird!

March 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
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I found this beautiful rusty cog at the scrap yard this weekend, and washed off the mud, then sprayed it with clear sealer.
This little bird is made of Oak Galls. One is the body, a smaller one made a perfect head, and I cut another in half to make a wing. He is glued together with wood glue and I wood burned his eyes. The nest is a dried Lilly of the Nile flower.There are 3 tiny galls that are the eggs in the nest.
I put the whole nest into a small wooden flower pot, and then sprayed the whole thing with clear varithane.
The pot fit perfectly into the middle of the cog and a clear glass vase placed upside finished it off! By Gall-y, its a bird! ( I make the cutest snowmen for winter from oak galls too!)
I found this beautiful rusty cog at the scrap yard this weekend, and washed off the mud, then sprayed it with clear sealer.

I found this beautiful rusty cog at the scrap yard this weekend, and washed off the mud, then sprayed it with clear sealer.


Take a beautiful, rusty cog, a few oak galls, glue, and an old vase, and what do you get? a sweet little bird in a nest!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Marie Wirth
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Comments (7)

jojo1118 writes: I want to see the snowman Posted: 6:16 pm on March 28th
georgiamoon writes: This is so creative and cute to boot. I love how it all fit together, Geo Posted: 2:09 pm on March 26th
junkermidge writes: I guess I don't know what a gall is either (I'll have to follow Kathy's lead and google it). Your project is adorable! You really did a great job.
Midge Posted: 10:31 pm on March 25th
shabbychick writes: OK...feeling a little dumb...I'd never heard of oak galls (so "googled"), and learned something new today. What a great use, and sweet project you came up with! The cog is very cool, and a perfect resting place for your bird's nest!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:03 am on March 25th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Now that's as sweet as can be! Who would have thought that an old cog could be so pretty?? Us, of course!

Nice job!
Candy Posted: 1:36 pm on March 24th
suewhitney writes: Adorable!!! Love the old rusty cog. It's just perfect for your creation.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:49 pm on March 24th
alicemom writes: Darling! And tweet
Smiles, alice Posted: 11:04 pm on March 23rd
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